DURABOOK Rugged Computers Improve Railroad Industry Productivity

9/29/16  |  Press Releases

DURABOOK Rugged Computers Improve Railroad Industry Productivity

 Portable and Vehicle-Mounted DURABOOK Notebooks and Tablets Offer Unsurpassed Shock, Drop, and Spill Resistance; Tough-as-Nails Magnesium Case; Wireless Connectivity Options


 Fremont, CA – September 29, 2016 – GammaTech Computer Corporation offers the railroad industry a complete DURABOOK line of rugged computing solutions to improve productivity, including inspections; maintenance and repair; crew management; safety and regulatory compliance; RFID locomotive and yard resource tracking; mapping; computer-aided dispatch; cargo and inventory management, and more. 

The DURABOOK rugged computers are built to stringent MIL-STD-810G guidelines for drop, shock, spill, and dust protection, with many models having an IP65 rating, ensuring they are sealed tight from damaging water and dust intrusion. Their magnesium alloy case is 20 times stronger than ABS plastic, while their C face – including keyboard, keypad, buttons, and indicators – is designed for exceptional spill protection. Many models include enhanced wireless and communication capability with 4G, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi connectivity; a daylight visible screen for bright outdoor situations; and an optional backlit keyboard for working in dark environments.

 “GammaTech offers a full line of rugged computers that not only survive, but thrive on the rails and in a rail yard environment,” commented Tom Wang, GammaTech president. “We offer portable and vehicle-mounted solutions to address the wide variety of needs found throughout the railroad industry. Rail car inspections and maintenance, to name a few, are ideal applications for our DURABOOK notebook and tablet computers.”



DURABOOK rugged computers are built to operate in the railroad industry's work environments and improve productivity

Why DURABOOK Rugged Computing Devices

Access to real time information is vital to the railroad industry. Accuracy and efficiency are a must. The DURABOOK rugged notebook and tablet devices are built to operate and survive in work environments other computers can’t match. The magnesium alloy casing is manufactured to resist vibration and shock, whether rumbling on a set of tracks or being manhandled out in the rail yard. The hard drive is shock mounted to protect vital data. An internal GPS feature enables pin-point location, and the multiple wireless connectivity options keep engineers and work crews in touch with their supervisors, no matter where the job takes them.


A Few Models

The DURABOOK line of rugged mobile computing devices contains the perfect solution for any of the myriad of railroad applications. Below are just a few of these products.


S15AB Rugged Notebook

An Honorable Mention recipient in the 2015 CRN Test Center’s “2015 Products of the Year” listing, the S15AB is the lightest and thinnest 15.6” rugged notebook in the market. It features a generous LCD display with full high-definition resolution (1920x1080); Intel®’s 5th generation Broadwell U series CPU; an integrated web camera with microphone; a capacitive touch pad with L/R buttons to support multi-finger tracking and gestures; a built-in SD card reader and support for SDXC cards; and a Smart Card reader that allows the card to be fully inserted. The S15AB also comes with an assortment of wireless communications methods.


R11 Fully Rugged Tablet

The R11 rugged tablet gives rail and signal inspectors the portability they need to collect and report issues before they become problems. The R11 is the lightest and thinnest rugged tablet PC in its class at only 2.73 pounds including battery. With an optional detachable keyboard, the R11 becomes a 2-in-1 that can work as a laptop and offer a high-performance, complete mobile computing solution. The R11 features an 11.6” TFT LCD capacitive touch display and a powerful 5th generation Intel Broadwell Core™ processor.  It is certified to stringent MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F, ANSI ISA Standard 12.12.01, and IP65 specifications. The R11 functions for up to seven hours (optional extended battery pack provides up to 14 hours of operation), includes an M2-SATA SSD, microSD card slot, full HD camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and standard security features. The R11 is covered by DURABOOK’s Peace of Mind (POM) warranty for three years.


R8300 Fully Rugged Notebook 

Designed to withstand extremely harsh environments, the R8300 notebook meets a host of rugged certifications such as Military Standard 810G, 461F, IP65, ANSI ISA Standard 12.12.01, and more. This fully rugged powerhouse is equipped with Intel’s latest generation processor and DDR4 system memory. It comes with a 13.3” TFT LCD display with sunlight readable feature, quick-release HDD-storage capability, Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity, 9 hours of battery life (with an optional hot-swappable second battery pack for up to 16 hours of operation with both packs), TPM2.0 advanced security protection, GPS module, and more. The R8300 is covered by DURABOOK’s Peace of Mind (POM) warranty for three years.


SA14 Rugged Notebook

The built-tough and rugged DURABOOK SA14 notebook has been updated to better serve the needs of professions that require ultimate portability and versatility. Updates include a choice from four Intel 6th generation Skylake turbo processors, greater system memory and graphics, enhanced wireless/communications capability, more interface options, the inclusion of Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, a three-year warranty period, and more. The SA14 features 14.0” HD LCD Touchscreen, 2.5” 9.5mm SATA HDD storage with exclusive HDD quick-release feature and a 2.0MP webcam. It meets the MIL-STD- 810G and IP53 standards for drop, vibration, dust and water resistance. 



GammaTech DURABOOK rugged notebook and tablet computers are available through authorized resellers nationwide and at All GammaTech DURABOOK products may be customized to customer specifications.


About GammaTech Computer Corporation

GammaTech Computer Corporation is a leader in the design, manufacture and sales of cost-effective, high-performance mobile computing solutions throughout North America. Its award-winning line of rugged and hardened notebook and tablet computers are designed and built-to-order to increase mobile productivity for business, government, healthcare, fire, public safety and a host of other entities. GammaTech offers a complete portfolio of products that delivers power and performance needed in the most demanding work environments, resulting in increased productivity and accelerated return on investment. GammaTech is headquartered in Fremont, California, which provides the final assembly, inventory, service and technical support.


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